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Why is it so hard to have a conversation about race? Except for declared racists, segregationists and white supremacists, everyone agrees that racism is wrong. People of faith also believe that racism is a sin.
Why is it difficult, then, to have a conversation about race? Black Lives Matter” (BLM) has become a flash point in our community. A passerby recently stopped me in front of St. Brigid Church in Lexington, MA  and berated me because of the BLM sign out in front. He said that conservative talk radio had convinced him that it was a political statement endorsing anti-police rhetoric and violent anti racist demonstrations. Others have suggested that BLM strikes at the heart of our core values.
Another passer by, a Black woman, disliked BLM because she believes that we are all privileged and that BLM treats all Black people as victims. Some Black parishioners have spoken about the pride they experience when driving by St. Brigid Church and seeing the large BLM sign that some other n erected.

(The BLM sign at the Lexington church I attend was stolen recently.) Other parishioners have spoken favorably about the placement of BLM signs because they view them as calling our attention to the basic human rights issues of racial prejudice and unjust discrimination. Is systemic racism currently part of the fabric of our country? Has the death of George Floyd brought about a new awareness of racism? Are discussions about racism and signs like BLM political in nature or something else? What should be our response to all of this as a community? 

Just some thoughts I was thinking about

Original Boston real estate thoughts:

Low mortgage interest rates will support Boston real estate housing in 2020 but economic uncertainty and affordability issues will mute sales growth.

With interest rates expected to remain near three-year lows, buyers have more purchasing power than in years past, but they may be reluctant to get off the sidelines because of economic and political uncertainties. Additionally, an affordability crunch will cut into demand in some regions of downtown Boston, where affordability is significantly below national levels. These factors together could subdue sales growth next year.

The average for 30-year, fixed mortgage interest rates will dip to 3.7 percent in 2020, down from 3.9 percent in 2019 and 4.5 percent in 2018 and will remain low by historical standards..

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